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punty

[puhn-tee] /ˈpʌn ti/
noun, plural punties.
1.
an iron rod used in glassmaking for handling the hot glass.
Also called pontil.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; variant of pontil
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punty

/ˈpʌntɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a long iron rod used in the finishing process of glass-blowing Also called pontil
Word Origin
C17: see pontil
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Word Origin and History for punty
n.

"iron rod used in manipulating hot glass," 1660s, from French pontil, a diminutive form from Latin punctum "a point" (see point (n.)).

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